Saturday, September 29, 2012

Layout: Bird Watching

A simple layout I made using a silhouette cut, a wood bird from Maya Road, some sequins I had in my stash and some Basic Grey paper ribbon.

Layout: G & G

This layout may require another look.  I'm not completely happy with that large empty space to the left of the photo cluster.  For now, it's going in the almost finished pile.

Supplies Used:

Hambly Screen Prints, Chevron Mash Up
My Mind's Eye, Follow Your Heart, Be Amazing
Purple Coredinations Core Color
Yellow: Stash

Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Black Soot

Studio Calico, Wood Veneers, Arrows/Hearts
Amy Tangerine, Bits
Elle's Studio, The Secret Life, Tidbits

Amy Tangerine, Remarks, Delighted
Glitz, Epoxy Words, Dance In Sunshine.

Letter Stickers
American Crafts Thickers, Dear Lizzy, Fantastic

Layout: Photo Shoot

Layout: Sisters

Date of Photos:  September 24, 2012
Layout Created: September 26, 2012
Process Video produced and can be viewed below.

I started making this layout knowing I wanted to use supplies from one of the many kits I have purchased that I haven't used.  I selected the July 2012 Simon Says Stamp card kit because I liked the sentiment in the Absolutely Delightful stamp set.  I started with a 12x12 piece of Kraft cardstock from Bazzill and made a 10x10 square of pattern paper using four sheets from the Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6x6 paper pad.  I used the border stamp included in the stamp set to make a border for the square of pattern paper, then used my Tim Holtz design ruler to make faux stitching around that border.

I matted my photo on Bazzill cardstock in Tahitian Princess.  This has a embossed dot design on it.  I used a sheet of Desert Storm Neenah cardstock to ground my layout, mounting my photos and the majority of the embellishments on it.  To add some additional texture, I used an Inkadinkado background stamp, Large Dots, to stamp a pattern on the desert storm cardstock.  Once the basic layout was finished, I used several products from the card kit as well as things from my stash to finish embellishing the layout. A full supply list is below.

One challenge I encountered while making this layout was after I put on the word "sisters" using DIYThickers and some pink glitter, I wasn't sure what to put in the space above it.  The title didn't turn out the way that I envisioned it with all of that extra space.  I added my journaling on a journaling tag and a rub on in this area to fill it up.  For me, using that area as "white space" wasn't working.  It required something.  In the end, I'm happy with how it turned out.

Journaling reads:  Another adorable picture of Casey and Grace that Kelly shared on Facebook.  They both look so happy.  Their grins make me smile.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics, Kraft; Neenah, Desert Storm*; Bazzill, Tahitian Princess*
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey, Paper Cottage, 6x6*
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp, Absolutely Delightful*; Office Depot Date Stamp; Inkadinkado, Large Dot Background
Ink: Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick; Versamark;
Pens: Bic Mark-It, Pink Flamingo; Zig Millennium, Pure Black, 08
Washi Tape: Simon Says Stamp Kit Club*; Pick Your Plum
Letter Stickers: DIYThickers, Jewelry Box; Doodlebug Design, Teensy Type, Cupcake
Rub On: Anna Griffin, Sierra Collection
Fabric Stickers: Amy Tangerine, Remarks, Paint
Glitter: Susie Sparkle, Pink Cheeks
Twine: The Twinery
Buttons: Doodlebug, Aqua*
Clips: Tim Holtz, Idea-ology, Mini Paper Clips*
Bling: Pebbles, Peony Gemstones*
Flowers: Stash
Stickers: Lawn Fawn, Dewey Decimal kit
Label Sticker: Unknown
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art, A la Mode, Clear
Punch: Marvy; Misc hole punch

All supplies marked with an asterisk were purchased as part of the July 2012 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

You may view the process video below:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Layout: GEP Back to School, 2012

Layout: WTK First Day of School

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Layout: MNP First Day of School, 2012

Layout: Ready to Play

Layout: Big Brown Eyes

Layout: Ball Ball Ball

Layout: Picture Perfect

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Layout: Oooooohhhhhh!!

Layout: You and Me Together Always

Layout: Click Click

Layout: Sara Smile

Layout: Monster

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Layout: Silly Faces

Layout: Sugar and Spice

Layout: Bright Eyed

Layout: Enjoying A Sweet Treat

Layout: Meeting Casey

Layout: GDH Back to School, 2012

You can view the process video for this layout here: